Cleantastic have recently hired a new Regional Manager for Christchurch. We asked Andrew Lester what he has planned for commercial cleaning services as Christchurch rebuilds.
“I’ve been in the service industry for 7 years at a plumbing company and recently joined Cleantastic. My history working with franchisees goes back multiple years including having been the franchise manager for Goodman Fielder. I joined Cleantastic to get back into developing my career.”
Keeping Christchurch new builds gleaming
As the Christchurch rebuild gathers pace, Andrew is lining up the huge opportunities that new builds will create. “There’s a huge amount of potential cleaning with the rebuild. New owners of nice new shiny buildings will want to maintain that level of newness. We’re making a real commitment to Christchurch especially the Riccarton and Addington areas in the short-term and the CBD longer term. Commercial buildings almost always require commercial cleaners”.
Christchurch Commercial Cleaning Franchise Opportunities
With the first phase of demolishing damaged buildings nearing completion, the next stage of construction is slowly starting to gather pace. “Franchise opportunities exist in Christchurch right now. Clients have been dislocated and ask us to clean their office. From my experience, franchise owners want to be their own boss, but want the security of someone backing them up. With my franchise background, I can see there’s a good support network there with Cleantastic. We’re looking for business focussed workers who are hands on business people. Reliability, desirability and compatability are key.” says Andrew.
Outside of Christchurch
“From a South Island perspective, there’s going to be growth in Christchurch and that’s wonderful. We are also doing a lot in Timaru, and have established a good start in Blenheim. There’s a huge opportunity in Dunedin as students population and the locations that service them do need help for people to clean up after them!”
“Dunedin contrasts with the clean and green living of Nelson. There’s demand there and opportunities for franchise owners to live a fantastic lifestyle. At the top of the South Island, Nelson gets the highest number of sunshine hours per year. We’re not limited by distance either, we can get to Invercargill and as a wee town it’s very close knit. If you can get a reputation there, you can achieve anywhere.”